Mobile Point of Sale (MPoS) devices can be easily hacked, leaving banks, retailers and millions of customers exposed to serious fraud around the world, global information security firm MWR InfoSecurity has revealed at the SyScan security conference in Singapore.
Asda is once again teaming up with augmented reality provider Zappar for a virtual, in-store The Easter Adventure Hunt. Asda shoppers will be treated to an in-store game where they are challenged to find the three Easter friends; Chick, Lamb and Pink Bunny. The fun will be taking place from (more…)
Discount voucher company vouchercloud has partnered with Vodacom to launch its offering in South Africa and incorporate deals with exclusive codes across a range of sectors including discounts from McDonalds, NuMetro Cinemas, Makro, Game, Jet, Planet Fitness, Edgars, Adega, Doppio Zero and Billabong.
Given the choice, 80% of consumers are likely to refuse to have their to their movements tracked in retail stores via their smartphones, according to a new survey in the US by Chicago-based OpinionLab. The news is a bit of a blow to the growing swell of interest in beacons (more…)
Multi-channel retailer Heinrich Heine is to roll out a new-look, consistent, multi-channel shopping experience across Europe, including on mobile and social, thanks to the multi-geography reach of IBM’s WebSphere Commerce technology.
The Swan Centre in Eastleigh in Hampshire has become first shopping centre in the UK to use Beacon technology to enable retailers to acknowledge customers’ presence and deliver discount offers from retailers straight to their phones – without having to open an app or browse a website.
British retailers stand to lose £1.04 billion a year because of long queues at the check-out, according to a new survey by EE, with 73% of shoppers abandoning purchases if they have to wait longer than five minutes to pay.
On average Brits will wait just under six minutes in a shop queue before they walk out. That’s according to a survey conducted by global retail technology provider, Omnico, as part of an investigation into the effect of queues on retailers’ businesses. The survey also found that over half (56%) (more…)
The latest of our previews of the forthcoming Internet Retailing Expo 2014 (IRX 2014) looks at the Top500, InternetRetailing’s new listing of the UK’s leading ecommerce and multichannel retailers. In the months to come we’ll be examining the concept of ‘topness’ – and the different facets a business must boast (more…)
The UK has the highest percentage of people who make a purchase every month on their smartphone (32%) out of 18 European countries, including France (8%), Germany (15%), Italy (8%) and Sweden (19%). This is the key finding from new Google-commissioned TNS research, which explores the growing importance of online (more…)
Showrooming is rife – and cross generational – so you need to work out how to make it work for you. Heikki Haldre, co-founder and CEO at virtual fitting room provider Fits.me explains how technology and mobile is your only hope of closing the loop on showrooming
Leveraging the power of the smartphone’s multiple network connections, audio, visual, location and accelerometer technology, Powa Technologies is hoping to reveolutionise retail in store and around publications, adverts, posters and more with the international launch of PowaTag.
Research from Google reveals that 94% of UK smartphone users have, at some point, needed to call a business directly when searching for information on a smartphone. Of the 1,500 respondents surveyed, just under one third (32%) regularly need to call a business when searching for services or products on (more…)
Money saving brand vouchercloud has carried out a complete overhaul of its mobile website, aimed at improving ease of use and offering maximum flexibility for consumers looking to take advantage of the discounts and deals available on the move and based on their location. As a result of the mobile (more…)
Last week saw the annual mobile jamboree Mobile World Congress take place in Barcelona. Shingo Murakami, MD of Rakuten’s Play.com, was there and gives a unique insight into how retailers should be looking at the next big things in mobile tech right now or risk getting left behind
Around 72% of UK retailers have multiple mobile presences, but a third are failing to offer consumers a seamless cross platform service, according to research by Ampersand Commerce. Currys, Carphone Warehouse, Homebase and lastminute.com are amongst the retailers that are not delivering cross channel integration, the study says.
UK mobile operator joint venture Weve – formed by Vodafone, EE and O2 – has outlined how it sees NFC revolutionising retail with announcements of partnerships with MasterCard to bring NFC mobile payments to a mass market and with Eat to trial iBeacons-based loyalty services.
As EAT and Weve announce the launch of a trial using iBeacons to develop a contactless mobile loyalty product called Pouch, Alex Sbardella, Product Director at Red Ant, gives his top five reasons why iBeacons are going to change retail forever
As retailer turns its attention to meeting the growing demands of ‘tappy shoppers’, a white paper by Usablenet aims to qualify and quantify why it is becoming an e-commerce imperative: a poor tablet shopping experience is likely to damage brand perception and reduce instances of customer recommendation, it finds.
With only 10% of the UK’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) having a mobile optimized website, businesses could be missing out on £77 billion in annual revenue a study has found. And only 13% of those without a mobile optimized site plan to have one by the end of 2014.